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State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles:
The BBC interviewed several UW personnel for an article, titled “Matthew Shepard: The Murder that Changed America.”
UW research suggests that migrating animals avoid human disturbance, which could be a detriment to their nutritional needs, according to EurekAlert! The research was led by Assistant Professor Kevin Monteith in UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. To read UW’s release, click here.
Online Schools Report ranks UW’s online business administration bachelor’s degree program as the 13th best in the nation based on, among part of the criteria, the quality of the program judged, in part, by student engagement and faculty credentials.
Ray Reutzel, UW College of Education dean, told The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) that fewer teachers graduating from the university is a warning sign of a looming teaching shortage for the state. K2 Radio published the Associated Press version of the CS-T piece.
The CS-T reported that a poll conducted by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center at UW indicates that nearly half of Wyomingites now support recreational marijuana use. High Times, Cannabis Business Executive and New York Dispensaries published similar articles.
A Japanese consulting firm hired by the UW School of Energy Resources is studying the Japanese coal market as the country’s power companies look for cleaner sources of coal and the Powder River Basin can fill that need, according to Steel Guru.
Women’s Health cited a UW study that looked at college-level wrestlers whose power and flexibility increased after completing dynamic stretching warm-up routines prior to workouts. The article is titled “Mobility Versus Flexibility: What’s The Most Important?”
Thomas Foulke, a UW agricultural economist research scientist, oversees a pilot project to grow some of the world’s oldest strains of grain, which helps local food producers, particularly breweries, to add to their repertoire of brews, noted The New Food Economy for an article detailing the emerging craft beer industry in Wyoming.
Wyoming Public Media noted that UW and state partners are teaming up to share data that will reveal what helps and hinders students on their journey through Wyoming’s education system. County 10 also published a similar article on its website.
UW Faculty Senate members voted in favor of changing a UW regulation that would force all professors to give straight letter grades and not using a plus/minus grade, reported The Laramie Boomerang.
The Boomerang also noted that a recently released strategic plan specific to the Office of Academic Affairs sets a goal of increasing overall graduate and professional program enrollment in the future.
Among UW releases published on Sheridan Media’s website are: the Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies at UW last week; UW’s research highlighting the first-ever atlas of ungulate migration in the region; the Wyoming Research Scholars Program pairs UW mentors with students; UW spin-out company GlycoBac LLC recently partnered with a company to offer a rhabdovirus-free insect platform for viral vaccines and gene therapy development; the Fisher Innovation Launchpad winners were named; and results of a poll from UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources indicate that Wyoming residents favor conservation efforts in the state.
Montana Untamed also published UW’s research highlighting the first-ever atlas of ungulate migration in the region.
Chad Baldwin, UW communications and marketing associate vice president, told Sheridan Media that more work is needed to both encourage reporting and to reduce the incidence of sexual assault on the UW campus.
The Boomerang noted that UW officials are focusing strategies to offer more dining options away from Washakie Dining Center to other locations on campus.
Chris Nicholson, director of Water Resource Data Systems and the Wyoming State Climate Office, located at UW, told The Newcastle Letter Journal that the town is no longer categorized as being in drought conditions, unlike other parts of Weston County.
The Boomerang featured the Bronze Boot Run involving UW ROTC members last week.